Terroir


Bolgheri
SURFACE AREA MICHELE SATTA: 35 hectares.

SURFACE AREA POGGIO AL TESORO: 70 hectares.

GEOLOGICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL: Rocky substratum, calcareous in composition and containing both limestone and sandstone, which confers a special character to the grapes and the wines.

ALTITUDE ABOVE SEA LEVEL: 60-70 m

EXPOSURE: South, West.

TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon.

ESTATES: Michele Satta / Poggio al Tesoro

WINEMAKERS:
Attilio Pagli (Michele Satta)
Marilisa Allegrini (Poggio al Tesoro)



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The pathfinder in discovering the potential of this part of Tuscany was Marquis Mario Incisa della Rocchetta who, wishing to create a truly original wine, planted the first Cabernet vineyard at Castiglioncello in Bolgheri in 1944. Ever since, and following much experimentation, it has been learned that the most suitable grape varieties for expressing the full potential of the zone, in addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon already cited, are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, even if important results have been obtained as well with Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Sangiovese.



The cultivated area extends over part of the northern part of the Tuscan Maremma and can be divided into three sub-zones: the hillsides of the interior, the flatter areas closer to the sea, and an intermediary strip in between. The appellation territory is characterized by a special climate due to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea: the refreshing sea breezes and the sea itself have a notable influence on the personality of these grapes. The luminosity is another fundamental factor as well: in addition to the abundant sunlight, the vines also enjoy the reflection of the sun's rays off the water.




In terms of composition, the soils of Bolgheri are significantly different from one another: they range from clays to sands and to combinations of clay and loam as well. It should be noted, however, that it is the rocky substratum, calcareous in composition and containing both limestone and sandstone, which confers a special character to the grapes and the wines, which result as a vigorous and vibrant expression of their territory of origin.

The grape varieties available
in Bolgheri